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Is this an Ameracauna or what is it.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kycklingmamma, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. kycklingmamma

    kycklingmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have an "Ameracauna" chicken that is almost 7 weeks old. I just noticed today that the feathers on the back of her head is "flipping out" kind of funny. Is this what they call muffs or eartufts? I have another Ameracauna, a pullet and she doen't have it, I actually think she is a EE or mutt but like to call her an Ameracauna. She does lay huge pale blue eggs.

    Here is a pic of Quail, our funny tufted looking Ameracauna chick. She does have olive green/blue legs. She is almost 7 weeks.
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    Here is another pic taken so you hopefully can see her neck feathers.
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    Let me know what you think.
    Ps we hope/think she is Quail, if you think she is a he we'll name her Dan Quail LOL.

    Kycklingmamma
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    it's an Easter Egger.....and if that comb is as red as it looks then I would be inclined to say it's a cockeral [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009
  3. cherylellen

    cherylellen New Egg

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    That's an araucana/americauna. They don't all have ear tufts. (Especially if they're actually Easter Eggers) I have two hens that look identical, neither have tufts, one lays brown eggs...one lays beautiful green eggs!
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:actually it's not an araucana or an ameraucana, the hatcheries just call them that, but they are not......
     
  5. cherylellen

    cherylellen New Egg

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    Yep!
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    She's a pretty Easter Egger (a hatchery Ameraucana) with a weird hairdo! It may go away, or it may stay. And I think she IS a pullet. A cockerel's comb would be larger and more red than that.
     
  7. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a pullet and she'll probably have a gorgeous fluffy beard. You'll have to show us a pic when she feathers out a bit more.
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:actually a pea comb isn't always significantly larger in the cockerals than pullets at such a young age, but the color is usually a good indicator
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's more that the combs on cockerels are wider, not necessarily taller, however, some have sort of an in-between comb that keeps you guessing for awhile. That looks like a pullet to me at this stage.
     
  10. kycklingmamma

    kycklingmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks all for the answers. I hope she is a she, I am a little full on boys if you know what I mean. I think she will be pretty and definitely will post more pics as she get older.

    kycklingmamma
     

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